Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Bilour.—Reuters Photo

PESHAWAR: Federal Railways Minister Ghulam Bilour, elder brother of assassinated minister Bashir Bilour, on Monday said his brother's assassination had united the nation, DawnNews reported.

Speaking at a public gathering in Peshawar, the federal minister said although the Pakistani Taliban had taken his brother's life, they would not be able to evade the consequences.

During the course of the gathering called to commemorate Bashir Bilour, the federal minister said he could not be intimidated, nor would he cave in before the Taliban.

He added that the reaction in the wake of Bashir Bilour's death had shaken the Taliban.

On the occasion, Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan paid tribute to the assassinated minister, adding that, Bashir Bilour was a brave man who would be the first to reach the site of a blast.